1967 Kansas City Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Charles O. Finley
General manager(s)Ed Lopat
Manager(s)Alvin Dark, Luke Appling
Local televisionKCMO-TV
Local radioKCMO (AM)
(Monte Moore, Lynn Faris)
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The 1967 Kansas City Athletics season involved the team's finishing tenth in the American League with a record of 62 wins and 99 losses, 29½ games behind the American League Champion Boston Red Sox. This was the franchise's 13th and final season in Kansas City. After the season, the team relocated from Kansas City to Oakland. This precipitated a series of events culminating in the enfranchisement of the Kansas City Royals in the 1969 Major League Baseball expansion.

The paid attendance for the season was 726,639 fans.[1]

Offseason

Round 1: Ken Hottman (did not sign)
Secondary Phase[4]
Round 5: Jim Panther .[5]

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 92 70 0.568 49–32 43–38
Detroit Tigers 91 71 0.562 1 52–29 39–42
Minnesota Twins 91 71 0.562 1 52–29 39–42
Chicago White Sox 89 73 0.549 3 49–33 40–40
California Angels 84 77 0.522 53–30 31–47
Washington Senators 76 85 0.472 15½ 40–40 36–45
Baltimore Orioles 76 85 0.472 15½ 35–42 41–43
Cleveland Indians 75 87 0.463 17 36–45 39–42
New York Yankees 72 90 0.444 20 43–38 29–52
Kansas City Athletics 62 99 0.385 29½ 37–44 25–55


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY WSH
Baltimore 10–8 6–11 7–11 9–9 3–15 10–8 8–10 13–5 10–8
Boston 8–10 10–8 8–10 13–5 11–7 12–6 7–11 12–6 11–7
California 11–6 8–10 7–11 14–4 8–10 14–4 7–11 9–9 6–12
Chicago 11–7 10–8 11–7 12–6 8–10 8–10 9–9 12–6 8–10
Cleveland 9–9 5–13 4–14 6–12 8–10 11–7 10–8 9–9 13–5
Detroit 15–3 7–11 10–8 10–8 10–8 12–6 8–10–1 10–8 9–9
Kansas City 8–10 6–12 4–14 10–8 7–11 6–12 8–10 7–11 6–11
Minnesota 10–8 11–7 11–7 9–9 8–10 10–8–1 10–8 12–6–1 10–8
New York 5–13 6–12 9–9 6–12 9–9 8–10 11–7 6–12–1 12–6
Washington 8–10 7–11 12–6 10–8 5–13 9–9 11–6 8–10 6–12


Notable transactions

Round 2: Vida Blue[11]
Round 11: Eric Soderholm (did not sign)[12]
Secondary Phase:[13]
Round 4: Warren Bogle
Round 5: Ray Peters (did not sign)
Round 7: Darrell Evans[14]

Roster

1967 Kansas City Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Phil Roof 114 327 67 .205 6 24
1B Ray Webster 122 360 92 .258 11 51
2B John Donaldson 105 377 104 .276 0 28
SS Bert Campaneris 147 601 149 .248 3 32
3B Danny Cater 142 529 143 .270 4 46
LF Jim Gosger 134 356 86 .242 5 36
CF Rick Monday 124 406 102 .251 14 58
RF Mike Hershberger 142 480 122 .254 1 49

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Dick Green 122 349 69 .198 5 37
Ken Harrelson 61 174 53 .305 6 30
Joe Nossek 87 166 34 .205 0 10
Sal Bando 47 130 25 .192 0 6
Reggie Jackson 35 118 21 .178 1 6
Ted Kubiak 53 102 16 .157 0 5
Dave Duncan 34 101 19 .188 5 11
Roger Repoz 40 87 21 .241 2 8
Ken Suarez 39 63 15 .238 2 9
Ed Charles 19 61 15 .246 0 5
Tim Talton 46 59 15 .254 0 5
Ossie Chavarría 38 59 6 .102 0 4
Joe Rudi 19 43 8 .186 0 1
Allan Lewis 34 6 1 .167 0 0
Weldon Bowlin 2 5 1 .200 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Catfish Hunter 35 259.2 13 17 2.81 196
Jim Nash 37 222.1 12 17 3.76 186
Chuck Dobson 32 197.2 10 10 3.69 110

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Lew Krausse 48 160 7 17 4.28 96
Paul Lindblad 46 115.2 5 8 3.58 83
Blue Moon Odom 29 103.2 3 8 5.04 67
Roberto Rodríguez 15 40.1 1 1 3.57 29
George Lauzerique 3 16 0 2 2.25 10

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Jack Aker 57 3 8 12 4.30 65
Tony Pierce 49 3 4 7 3.04 61
Diego Seguí 36 3 4 1 3.09 52
Bill Stafford 14 0 1 0 1.69 10
Jack Sanford 10 1 2 0 6.55 13
Bob Duliba 7 0 0 0 6.52 6
Bill Edgerton 7 1 0 0 2.16 6
Wes Stock 1 0 0 0 18.00 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Vancouver Mounties Pacific Coast League Mickey Vernon
AA Birmingham A's Southern League John McNamara
A Peninsula Grays Carolina League Gus Niarhos
A Leesburg Athletics Florida State League Jimmy Williams
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Al Ronning
Rookie GCL A's Gulf Coast League Connie Ryan

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Birmingham, GCL A's

Awards and honors

Relocation

References

  1. ^ Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.109, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
  2. ^ Manny Jiménez page at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ 1967 Kansas City Athletics Picks in the MLB January Amateur Draft
  4. ^ 1967 Kansas City Athletics Picks in the MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase
  5. ^ Jim Panther page at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, pp.98–99, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
  7. ^ Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.99, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
  8. ^ "A's smear Tribe with whitewash". Toledo Blade. Ohio. Associated Press. June 10, 1967. p. 17.
  9. ^ "Kansas City Athletics 6, Cleveland Indians 0". Bases Produced. June 9, 1967. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  10. ^ 1967 Kansas City Athletics Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
  11. ^ Vida Blue page at Baseball-Reference
  12. ^ Eric Soderholm page at Baseball-Reference
  13. ^ 1967 Kansas City Athletics Picks in the MLB June Draft-Secondary Phase
  14. ^ Darrell Evans page at Baseball-Reference
  15. ^ Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.100, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
  16. ^ Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.102, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
  17. ^ Seattle wants A's
  18. ^ Finley checks Seattle, Says he's pleased
  19. ^ Finley takes first step to move
  20. ^ Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.113, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
  21. ^ Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.114, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0